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I'm doing another Churchill.
by Albert Finney

I'm doing another Churchill.
I did a Churchill for HBO and that was up to 1939 and
there's talk of the war years.
They were going to do it this fall, but the script
wasn't going to be ready.
- Albert Finney

We're given the springboard of the text,
a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama,
and there's a group of people all ready to make a film
and it's a marvelous life.
- Albert Finney

I think that I'm busy in the present,
and I don't want to go back.
Well, there's been an unauthorized biography,
and you can't stop them.
It didn't worry me.
- Albert Finney

Within two weeks of working with her,
I realized how good she was for the role because she
was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts,
I think, as an artist, too.
- Albert Finney

 

I don't enter, I'm entered.
It's up to someone else.
It's up to them.
- Albert Finney

I like playing accents, and doing things like that,
it was fun.
It was fun.
- Albert Finney

They have to exist or not in their own right.
I mean, with kids, you don't say, 'Which is your favourite,'
or 'Which did you enjoy bringing up the best?'
- Albert Finney

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My dad was great.
He was very droll, very dry.
- Albert Finney

I was in London.
It's a long way to go for a very long party,
sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink.
It's a waste of time.
- Albert Finney

It was great to do and it's exciting to do those things.
That's another thing, that one enjoys the game.
- Albert Finney

You just feel comfortable with him, and he certainly
makes sure that you're comfortable.
He makes sure that you feel good and that you're happy with what you're doing.
- Albert Finney

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors.
I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.
- Albert Finney

I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London.
In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other,
it is like bobbing at the net in tennis.
- Albert Finney

He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
when you want more, he doesn't give you more.
He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.
- Albert Finney

There might've been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light.
Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here,
it's all up in the head.
- Albert Finney

She is up there with the best of them.
I can only talk about my experience,
but it was genuinely special.
- Albert Finney

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river
and I was there for about two and a half months,
and we were just out of Alabama.
I hardly got to see Alabama.
- Albert Finney

To be a character who feels a deep emotion,
one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad
memory from one's own life.
- Albert Finney

I don't think that we necessarily lie.
I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else.
I don't tell tall tales.
I always tell the truth.
- Albert Finney

No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with.
I was very impressed with her, I really was.
- Albert Finney

I think that one of Tim's great qualities and abilities
is in what seems like a thumbnail sketch to get something quite telling,
very simply, when you're doing it or being in that thumbnail sketch,
you don't feel that it's important.
- Albert Finney

You come on as a guest.
You don't get the girl anymore.
But that is our lives.
You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover,
then you are the husband, then you are the father,
and then you are the grandfather.
- Albert Finney

Well, I've always thought that my career was in England,
really.
I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there.
It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special
FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.
- Albert Finney

She goes on the set with headphones and gives you notes.
She's terrific and I always run to her now,
because she is just great to work with,
as well as very good at different accents.
- Albert Finney

That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting.
Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody
really good and you have a good time trying to make
it really work and really work well.
- Albert Finney

I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in,
I've never felt that.
My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention
to celebrities as there is now,
but I've never felt that.
- Albert Finney

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had.
We're very lucky in that way.
Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front
of a blank canvas and say,
'How do I start? Where do I start?'
- Albert Finney

All we did in Alabama was have a read through with the script,
but there was, 'No, well, it needs more.
You've got to do this, Albert.
You've got to do that, Jessica.' It didn't feel like that at all.
- Albert Finney

When I read the script, I liked the script very much
and I thought it was a marvelous part for her,
because I think it is a change of pace.
I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy.
- Albert Finney

We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with
sounds on them and makes a tape of examples.
While they are setting up the scene,
I go with her to the trailer and we go through the
scene and correct the speech.
- Albert Finney

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson


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